Can you believe SummerSlam is only two weeks away?! Where has the time gone?! The WWE Universe learned of three more matches created for the hottest event of the summer and two of them our title matches! Let’s take a look at newest matches added to the SummerSlam card.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Chris Jericho and Kevin Owen
This feud between Chris Jericho and the bonafide studs began last week when Jericho interrupted Enzo putting the moves on Sasha Banks. That same night, Big Cass got involved when Jericho continued the beating on Enzo Amore after their intergender tag team match. Jericho didn’t like the fact that he was outnumbered but learned someone had his back; someone who is the most unlikely person to ever have anyone’s back but his own: Kevin Owens. Since the numbers were now even, Owens and Big Cass watched ringside as their tag team partners faced each other in singles action last night. Due to interference from Kevin Owens, the match ended in disqualification and Big Cass injected himself into the ring. Enzo and Big Cass issued a challenge for a tag team match at SummerSlam which Jericho and Owens accepted without hesitation.
Rusev (c) vs Roman Reigns for the United States Championship
Roman Reigns made himself known when he came out after Rusev’s title match against Mark Henry. Roman did the same thing again this week not only offering to be Rusev’s best man during he and Lana’s wedding celebration but to compete at SummerSlam for the United States Championship. Rusev declined both and a fight ensued, which resulted in Lana planting face first in her own wedding cake. Rusev flipped out at Mick Foley backstage, who informed him that a championship match between himself and Roman Reigns would indeed be happening at SummerSlam, which only added to Rusev’s fury.
The New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods (c) vs The Club’s Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the Tag Team Championship
These two unique yet incredibly different tag teams have had multiple encounters since Gallows and Anderson made their WWE debut in April, but the heat between them ignited when The Club injured Big E last week on Monday Night Raw. It became personal for Kingston and Woods and where better to avenge their friend’s injury than at SummerSlam? Whether it was their choice to put their titles on the line is unknown, but it looks like it is going to happen regardless.
I think these are great match ups with the exception of Enzo and Big Cass vs Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. It was as if McMahon and Foley created this tag team match because these Superstars are popular with the WWE Universe and know we’ll want to see them. Although that may be true, I feel a stronger, more solid storyline could have been built behind them. Maybe that will occur the closer we get to SummerSlam.
More matches announced for SummerSlam will be updated once they are made known to the public.